A glass of carrot juice
A Splash Of Carrot Juice Elevates Vegetable Soup
While umami-packed vegetable broth is often used as the base for a vegetable soup, you can swap it out for another ingredient that packs more flavor, color, and body: carrot juice.
The color of carrot juice will blend right in, and the natural sweetness of carrots will provide balance for the other earthy flavors in a pureed vegetable soup.
Add a splash to the recipe and taste the result. The juice's bright orange hue may be noticeable in lighter-colored soups, but the elevated flavor is worth the color glow-up.
Carrots are earthy but also sweet, so depending on how much juice you add, expect to find a deeper background flavor in the soup with a bit of honey-like finish.